FROM THE ARCHIVE

New Hopi constitution reforms tribal government

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2003

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is mulling over a new constitution that makes major changes to the way the tribe does business.

The current constitution hasn't been changed since 1936. The new one creates three branches of government, a system of checks and balances and allows Hopi villages, which have traditionally been autonomous, to form their own government.

The document awaits action by the tribal council, The Arizona Daily Sun reports. The council would have to schedule a tribal-wide vote before adopting the constitution.

Get the Story:
Hopi committee drafts new constitution for tribe (The Arizona Daily Sun 3/24)

Relevant Links:
Hopi Tribe - http://www.hopi.nsn.us